Towards abstraction, my paintings derive from landscape.
Shapes, colours, lines and marks on a surface, these come from what is solid and permanent, slight and transient, or just a perceived need to balance a particular painting.
The overlap and merging of other disciplines (walking, drawing, photography and writing) is significant in the development of new series of work.
Studies and photographs are the foundation, together with further research and notes, of the ‘Journey Books’.
'COLLECTED - 15 YEARS OF SPRING FLING' GRACEFIELD ARTS CENTRE, DUMFRIES 21st April - 13th May 2017 exhibits work from private and public collections but from the visitors/collectors perspective. I was delighted and intrigued to have been selected for this exhibition.
SPRING FLING 27th – 29th May 2017: Spring Fling is now part of the new South West Scotland artists' association, 'Upland'. I had a ‘pop-up’ studio this year at Studio 1, Lochdougan House, Kelton Mains, Castle Douglas.
C-ART EVERYWHERE WEEKEND 16th & 17th September 2017. An opportunity to try out the Cumbria artists' trail event at my new home & studio in Shap.
'HOME' WHITEHOUSE GALLERY, KIRKCUDBRIGHT 9th September – 28th October : I am preparing new work based around the question of what 'home' might mean to an artist.
'UPLAND at UPFRONT' 14th November 2017 - 14th January 2018 : Spring Fling artists exhibition in Cumbria.
VIRIDIAN GALLERY, KESWICK I have been invited to show in the Spotlight On exhibition in August & September 2018.